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Chinati offers an outdoor Self-guided Walking Tour, Thursday-Saturday from 9:00 am – 11:30 am. Guided tours place Thursday-Saturday at 9:15 am and 10:15 am.
More information is available below in the drop-down menus.

Online reservations for November 2021 are now open. Reservations are required and space is limited.
Reservations for December 2021 will open on November 3, at 12:00 pm.

Please, read the information provided below under Plan Your Visit, and What to Expect.

Book your Reservations using our online calendar by clicking the word ‘here’ under
Guided Tour: the work of Donald Judd and Self-guided Walking Tour in the menu below.

Chinati’s Visitor Services Department will be expanding operating hours and tours.
Check back here for the most up-to-date information on our hours of operation, tour availability, and the upcoming 2021 Holiday schedule.

Plan Your Visit

The Chinati Foundation is open for Guided Tours and Self-guided Walking Tours, Thursday-Saturday from 8:00 am – 11:00 am. Reservation information can be found at the top of the visit page. Reservations are required and space is limited. Check the visit page for the latest updates.

Chinati continues to require all staff and visitors to follow Covid-19 Precautions. Masks are required indoors and within 6 feet of anyone not in your group. This includes outdoor spaces.

Selected indoor exhibitions are open for guided tours at this time.

Please bring your own water.
Chinati is located in the high, arid Chihuahuan Desert. Marfa’s seasonal climate can be intense, especially when combined with high altitude.
Dress appropriately for weather conditions.
Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are strongly encouraged.
No public drinking fountains are available at this time.

Marfa is located in the Central Time Zone. Note there is a one-hour time difference when traveling from El Paso to Marfa.

Shop anytime at our online store. Local pickup will be available Thursday – Saturday when the museum is open.

To book reservations see the link below, under Self-guided Walking Tour.

What to Expect

Chinati requires visitors to follow these Covid-19 Precautions without exception:

-All visitors are required to wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth indoors and within 6 feet of any person not in their group.
-All visitors must maintain a distance of 6 feet from other groups.
-Capacity limits are enforced.
-No access to indoor exhibitions is available through the Self-guided Walking Tour.
-Limited indoor exhibitions are accessible to visitors booking a Guided Tour.

Visitors acting in any way that disrupts the health and safety of other visitors, staff, or residents, or puts the artwork or facilities at risk, will be asked to leave immediately.

 

Dress comfortably and sensibly for the climate.
Chinati is located in the high, arid Chihuahuan desert.
All tours are about 2 miles in their entirety and take about 90 minutes to complete. Visits to Chinati require significant time outdoors, in the sun and/or extreme weather elements. Walking on the unpaved terrain of Chinati’s grounds can be uneven, thorny, or rock-covered.

Don’t touch the art.
Help us preserve Chinati’s collection for future generations. Even natural oils of clean hands can damage the surfaces of outdoor sculptures. Touching, walking on, or climbing on works of art is prohibited.

Remain on established pathways.
Please enjoy our desert grasslands, but do not stand in or walk through unmarked areas. This is for your own safety—snakes, stinging insects, and thorns are always present—as well as to protect the land and local ecology.

Photography.
Photography is allowed outdoors and for personal use only.
Photography on guided tours is not permitted.
Drone photography is not permitted.
All artwork is copyrighted and may not be used for any commercial or professional purposes without formal permission. Copyright information and to request permission for use of images, click here.

Hydrate.
Visitors are encouraged to bring their own water and may carry a capped water bottle on tour. Water only, no other beverages are permitted. Bottled water is available for purchase in the Visitor Center.

Don’t bring a pet to Chinati.
To protect the landscape, wildlife, and your pet, Chinati does not permit pets on museum grounds. Pets may not be left unattended in cars or anywhere on our property. Chinati welcomes ADA title III service animals, in accordance with federal law.

Guided Tours

Chinati is currently offering offers Guided Tours of the work of Donald Judd, Thursday-Saturday at 9:15 am and 10:15 am.

Guided Tours: the work of Donald Judd
($25/ticket)

Online booking opens on a monthly basis, check here for the latest updates. Book reservations in advance to guarantee admission.
For tour times and tickets, click here.

Chinati’s docent-led tour of the work of Donald Judd focuses on the art and architecture of artist and founder of Chinati, Donald Judd. This 90-minute tour will visit the Artillery Sheds with the 100 untitled works in mill aluminum, the Arena, and the 16 untitled works in plywood. Visitors booked on guided tours are invited to walk Donald Judd’s 15 untitled works in concrete, on their own, before or after their guided tour. Plan accordingly by allowing 60 minutes to walk the concrete works.

Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are strongly encouraged.

We ask that visitors arrive 15 minutes in advance of their tour to check in. Visitors must be wearing a mask over their mouth and nose to enter any indoor space.

Admission is free for Chinati members, children age 17 and under, Military, healthcare workers, and residents of Brewster, Jeff Davis, and Presidio counties.
Discounts are offered to persons age 65 and over, students, and teachers.
Reservations are required since tour space is limited.

For more information see What to Expect.

Self-guided Walking Tour

Chinati offers outdoor Self-guided Walking Tours, Thursday-Saturday, from 9:00 am to 11:30 am.

The museum interior exhibitions are not open to visitors on the walking tour.

Self-guided Walking Tours
($15/ticket)

Online booking opens on a monthly basis, check here for the latest updates. Please reserve in advance to guarantee admission. For tour times and tickets, click here.

Experience Chinati Outdoors.
This self-guided tour covers 1.6 miles and takes approximately 90 minutes to complete. No indoor exhibitions are available on the Walking Tour.

Visitors can walk the path along Donald Judd’s 15 untitled works in concrete, visit Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen’s Monument to the Last Horse, as well as take in exterior views of Judd’s 100 untitled works in mill aluminum and the John Wesley Gallery. On the walking tour, visitors will be able to survey the historic architecture of Fort D.A. Russell as adapted by Judd and experience the grasslands, wildlife, and open space that brought him to Marfa.

No indoor exhibitions are accessible on the Walking Tour. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are strongly encouraged.

For public safety and to reduce density we ask that visitors arrive on time to begin the Walking Tour. Visitors must wear a mask over their mouth and nose to enter the Visitor Center.

Admission is free for Chinati members, children age 17 and under, Military, healthcare workers, and residents of Brewster, Jeff Davis, and Presidio counties.
Discounts are offered to persons age 65 and over, students, and teachers.
Reservations are required since tour space is limited.

For more information see What to Expect.

Collection

The permanent collection is sited at three locations, each of which includes repurposed structures and sites connected to Marfa’s history. In downtown Marfa, 22 sculptures by John Chamberlain are installed in a former wool and mohair warehouse. Robert Irwin’s untitled (dawn to dusk) exists on the site of a former military hospital, adjacent to Chinati’s main location and Visitors Center on the grounds of the historic Fort D.A. Russell. In artillery sheds specifically adapted for the purpose, Donald Judd’s 100 untitled works in mill aluminum are installed in sight of the artist’s outdoor 15 untitled works in concrete. Six barracks buildings were converted for a large-scale work in fluorescent light by Dan Flavin. Also on view are major installations by Carl Andre, Ingólfur Arnarsson, Roni Horn, Ilya Kabakov, Richard Long, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, and David Rabinowitch, as well as a gallery of paintings by John Wesley.
The buildings and land that situate these works are considered part of the permanent collection. To learn more about the works in Chinati’s collection, click here.

Chinati is taking precautions to keep visitors, staff, and residents who live on the grounds safe by limiting access. Limited indoor spaces are available for viewing through guided tours at this time. Please join our mailing list to stay up to date on our tours and programming.

Getting to Chinati

Please note there is a one-hour time difference when traveling from El Paso to Marfa.

For directions to Chinati and Marfa, visit our contact page.

Accessibiltiy

For people who have difficulty walking or use a wheelchair, the grounds can be challenging. To help us prepare for your visit, please contact Visitor Services: 432.729.4362 ext.239 or email jcarey@chinati.org.

For Educators

If you are an educator grades K-12 who would like more information about visiting Chinati or resources for your classroom, please visit our Education page.